Dear Parents and Caregivers,
The lovely fall months are quickly coming to an end. Take a moment with your child to observe the majestic trees all around us. Every year the shades of yellow, orange and red take my breath away. I often wish we could hold on to the beauty of the season. As the wind turns into a cool breeze, I’m quickly reminded that the first part of the school year is coming to an end and winter will be upon us shortly.
I am extremely proud of all that we have accomplished in the past three months. Students, teachers and our PTA have been working diligently. Our children have completed their first unit in writing. Everyone has written a narrative essay. In reading, many of our children are beginning a non-fiction unit. On every grade level, children are learning how to utilize different math models to solve word problems. Our PTA had three successful fall fundraisers; the fall festival, the annual Halloween party and the Clemente catalog fundraiser. We always welcome new parent volunteers.
As we enter the winter months, please continue to support your children with homework. If questions arise, please feel comfortable contacting your child’s teacher via note, phone call or email. Jefferson parents signed a homework commitment in September on Meet the Teacher Night. We want all of our children to feel successful with tasks at home. Common Core homework may seem very different than the homework we received years ago, but we are determined to prepare our students for the 21st century. Feel comfortable speaking to your child’s teacher. We are partners. Remember, the more your child reads, the better he/she will be at reading.